Strategies for searching an area with semi-autonomous mobile robots Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper describes three search strategies for the semi-autonomous robotic search of an area, and how they can be implemented via reactive behaviors within a semi-autonomous control architecture. The operator performs semantic search, the robot is responsible for systematic search, and opportunistic search is done cooperatively. The robotic search behavior is a collection of three reactive behaviors (navigation, scanning, and examination) coordinated by a search controller. The paper reports on work in progress in implementing these search strategies and architecture on the Colorado School of Mines mobile robot, Clementine.

author list (cited authors)

  • Murphy, R. R., & Sprouse, J. J.

publication date

  • January 1996